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borders supplied a map that shows the increasingly hostile environment for journalist. the areas you see the darker colors, those are the most dangerous areas. and every day we are seeing violence against reporters in russia, egypt, venezuela, mexico. pretty much around the world. is enough being done to help them and what can be done? >> no, i don't think enough is being done. if you take the case of egypt, the arrest of journalists and bloggers is nothing new. the same is true of journalists in saudi arabia, we have seen some in china being arrested left right and center. what can be done, leader in the free world can speak on behalf of these judgists, raise their names in meetings condition aid to improvements in human rights and i think collectively, if we stand up for these political prisoners and journalists we cannot only see their release but the gradual reform of liberal societies. just relently i had my own experience a heated confrontation with iran's foreign minister over the imprisonment of one who has spent four years in prison for criticizing the regime and a outcry. he wa
, effectively? >> well, it's hard. it's going to be a significant trading range environment. the market will correct back on a repeating basis. we'll get a period where the market doesn't accomplish a heck of a lot. that's all you should expect. >> you watched janet yellen yesterday. did he provide the confidence that you would have wanted? and the reason i ask is because historically, if you just do the math, every time we get a new chair in this role, we usually have some form of a correction within six months. and the question that i keep wondering is whether we have that correction or it's still to come. >> i think, you know, investors tend to react to the unexpected, not the expected. and yesterday, the messaging was steady as she goes. so i think for now, we're in good shape. the march meeting, unless data falls off the cliff, investors will expect and will treat another $10 billion in tapering to occur. so i think we hand off from bernanke to yellen in this case may be a little different. because she was pretty much on tune with the dovishness of the fed and there hasn't been a f
steps in advancing and protecting human rights. to foster an environment that allows for dialogue and political reconciliation, some of the specific areas we encourage progress is in releasing prisoners who have -- encouraging confidence building and reconciliation and accountability for allegations of security force excesses. this, weghout all of unequivocally reject violence on all sides and we want to encourage the positive evolution bahrain.jn -- of >> about venezuela. thishreat continues in country against freedom of expression. president maduro is opening a news conference about peace. about it?our comments >> on more specific venezuela developments, i would have to give the floor to marie. but with respect to the human rights report, we certainly identified a number of key concerns in development in 2013. the passage of presidential decree powers, increases of power in the executive branch, we documented legal actions against tv stations, media outlets and journalists. we also documented the use of the judiciary to intimidate and selectively prosecute political union busine
position to capitalize and stay upon the improving housing environment in the u.s. >> as you pointed out closing the sales gap, if you had two stocks to buy you'd buy both of them? >> i think by the way i position it, both companies are in the right position to benefit from housi housing. home depot is better positioned. >> gross margin 44.6%, is that a number in line with what you were the examining in. >> that's a good number just like with home depot, a lot of disruption with the weather but in both cases the gross margins held up well despite what could have been a negative makeshift in margin products. >> the at the end of the day you look at the weather situation, this is a company that probably helped out by the weather because they were able to respond quickly? >> probably. the way i think about it, it was probably some weather benefit, a lot of snow removal type products but the real key is going to be as temperatures warm, as the spring finally comes there will be a lot of pent of demand and repair spending at lowe's and home depot and that will be positive for the first quarte
in a safe environment. more than a change in government, we want a true change in the country. we don't want to live in other countries, we want to change venezuela. >> tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied across the capital in a large display of unrest. sunday's march through the capital was overwhelmingly peaceful. later hundreds engaged in standoffs with the police. it did not reach levels of violence seen at other protests. >> president nicolas maduro cracked down hard at the protest. there has been fatalities and dozens injured and arrested. the governments have been holding peace talks. the opposition and many gaoled. >> this is the annual carnival weekend. under different circumstances most of the people protesting will be sitting on the beach. they can't celebrate when many have been killed or taken prisoner. >> nicolas maduro gave people two extra days off for carnival. so far it has not worked. people have brought the beach to the protest. . >> translation: the people are calling for deep political change and it doesn't get that venezuela woke up. it's demanding human
. >> the reality of reduced resources and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritize and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> reporter: despite the many problems and the cost overruns the military has no plans to scrap the f-35. it argues current fighter jets are obsolete, and china and russia are developing fighters that can outfly the jet. rosiland jordan, al jazeera, washington. >>> coming up on al jazeera america, it has been almost a year now since pope francis has become pontiff. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. here are your headlines at this hour. secretary of state john kerry is in paris trying to diffuse the crisis in ukraine. he'll hold face-to-face talks with sergei lavrov. lavrov claiming there are no russian troops on the ground in crimea. >>> the black sea fleet is blocking all traffic in the crimean area. >>> the west virginia state house will vote on a water protection bill to try to prevent another chemical spill like the one that can tom nated the water in january. if passed it will
environment. that got off the ground. we are seeing wealthy investors turning it into something that can be more useful to invest in, as a way to create faster, more efficient transactions. >> i have to be honest with you. who would invest in bitcoin. why would they invest in bitcoin. i understand that price is low, currently. and the other problem was the price fluk twuted dramatically, right. >> four sure, and i would not recommend anyone invest in boit coin until there are regulations and until those are in place, and even then, there'll be a lot more mainstream more investment to come down the line before i recommend anyone get into this. >> how long do you think it will be before bitcoin gets back on track? >> i think it will be a couple of months. once we see regulations come online, superintendent lowsk. >> led the way, issuing licences. we'll see that, it will be a while before mainstream users will want to take a look. >> rob while, great to have you on the program. thanks for sharing your insight. >> from bitcoin to a different commodity. gold coins. a california couple walkin
in the government going around and questioning climate change. this is what the environment secretary says -- people get very emotional about it. people should accept the climate has been changing for centuries. the energy minister went on about climate change. -- i haven'ting to had time to get into the climate change debate. [laughter] he is the energy minister, mr. speaker. as a happy that there are climate change deniers in his government that is he happy that there are climate change deniers in his government? >> i praise him for his commitment to climate change. i like the new style. i think this is much more refreshing. his government has a solid track record of cutting carbon and investing in nuclear. the biggest energy program we have seen in this country for the first time in a long time we are on track to the renewable target. let's congratulate him on the record on the energy environment. >> the whole country would have heard they cannot answer the question about whether you need to believe in man-made climate change to be part of his government. part to be ac matter of individual consci
cooperation on the economy, security, defense, and the environment, but those ties are now being tested. well let's get more now from abdul, he is a professor of political science at the uae university, and joins us via skype from dubai. thank you for being with us. this does seem like a very public move in a very conservative region. is there any significant importance to the timing of this decision to withdraw the envoys? >> yeah, this is definitely more than brotherly quarrel here. this is serious. we have not seen anything like this in the 33 years of the gcc, and this time around, you know, we were all surprised that three of the gcc's states decided to pull their ambassador. although it was very clear that they were annoyed towards qatar, very angry -- >> what is behind the anger. what is behind this avowance and anger? >> -- very serious move. >> sorry, you probably didn't hear my question. if you could explain what is behind this anger and annoyance towards qatar? i believe we may have just lost our guest there. abdul. unfortunately we will try, though to get him back on skype though.
environment requires us to requirementize and make difficult choices. some we must make now. >> despite the problems and the cost overruns, the military has no plans to scrap the f35. russia and china are developing fighters that will outgun and outfly the u.s. fleet. the question is whether the pentagon can make good on the promise of a jet that can tackle all threats in all conditions. >> the budget proposal calls for retiring the u2 spy plan for one controlled remotely. >> a pregnant woman apparently drove into the water, driving a minnie van with her three children, ages 10, 9 and 3. life guards and other beach goers rushed in. they pulled all for to safety before the van was submerged by the waves. one of the children told rescue areas, "mummy is trying to kill us, please help." the mother was incoherent, uncooperative. she is undergoing psychiatric evaluation, the children have been placed in protective custody. >> tex joons have gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994
or the environment. that is an important point to be made. that is the argument being used against keystone. host: he also asked you about unemployment insurance. guest: i am open to that. we offered a bill that we would be really -- we would be willing to support. we put forward alternatives that i have supported and republicans would support. we have to make sure that as we passed legislation we are addressing the deficit and the debt. a 17.2 trillion dollar debt. we have to address that for future generations. to a caller from alaska, anchorage, alaska. patrick, republican line. you are on was senator hoven. caller: good morning. thank you for the washington journal. it is a very valuable resource for us. senator hoven, i have two questions. because of the previous caller, i wanted to clarify one point regarding private and public oil out of alaska. governor hickle saw to it that we became an owner states. much closer to that oil being private oil than it is public. the oil companies appear are telling us that the reason there is only 500,000 barrels a day going down the pipe is because structure
to incentives and health systems incentive changes, to less expensive environments that include clinics and home care. we're in the midst of a big transition overall. >> what is it that your company does exactly when you go in and try and streamline things? >> we're a performance improvement company that focuses on cost, in other words, how you procure all products. we have a $5 billion procurement business that helps hospitals buy what they buy, more importantly, how they use the products. there's a best practice out there but it's not used across the country. we take the process to what we know as best practices. >> you're trying to get people paid quicker, right? i mean, there's a million places to attack. are there too many -- what are your two or three primary ways of doing it? you can get bogged down being all things to all people. >> hospitals aline are over a trillion dollars vertically integrated in 5,000 locations, all very complex and all very different. we focus on cost reduction, clinical integration and payment and price integration so that what's being paid for the services render
is he grew up in a more forgiving environment. and in hawaii, if you got in trouble, there weren't any real serious consequences, but on the streets of chicago, the consequences could be fatal. and he -- i was going to say, he feels this enormous responsibility to make sure that all of our children grow up and have the ability for that fair shot and opportunity to reach their dreams and so many children are being left behind right now. >> yeah, let's talk about it. he wants to bring a spotlight to this. >> yes, he does. >> how will this work? you talk about reaching out to corporations. what does that mean? explain the mechanics of the initiative. >> sure, let's go through that. already, we have ten foundations who are committed to putting up resources, in addition to the ones they've already put up, $150 million has already been spent, and they're prepared to invest an additional $200 million. and then we have a range of corporate leaders very engaged and interested in this issue. and what we'd like to do is let's look at the programs that work, like the "becoming a man" program in ch
environment that is going to affect brazil and chile. as a geopolitical matter, the united states and it's relationships with south america are at risk. the oil problem is a big one. if venezuela should really go essentially belly up, that is going to--that could raise oil prices for a while to $5 to $10 a barrel. >> first of all, brazil one of the countries we've talked about for several years now as being on an economic growth terror, that's not the case. it's growth has slowed and it will grow a little less or about the same as the united states in 2014. it will start to have an impact on the world. there is a real domino affect if latin america becomes a problem. what is the effect to the rest of us? >> it's probably pretty contained. i think argentina, the reason why we're concerned about brazil is we think argentina is really going to go down. in its economy, and in its politics. and argentina buys a lot from brazil and chile, so both of those countries are going to suffer in their economy. brazil has other problems. you put it together, and you got a chunk of latin america in trou
of the world sporting equipment does not hold up to the tough environment. one man is trying to eliminate part of the challenge. >> we were watching a news story about the flight of children in war zones and refugee champs. and the simplest most effective story was to play. simply and structured play. that was all the inspiration tim needed. he knew there were programs sending soccer balls to third world communities. he knew they didn't last long in the playing fields found in those communities. that's when he imagined a solution. >> making a ball that would not go flat so they could just play. >> tim janeghan is a lir cyst, working with musicians, including siting, when tim janeghan mentioned the idea to sting, he not only liked the idea but offered to fund the research and design phase of developing the ball. >> pleas let this be so successful that i can do for someone else what he did for me. i still get emotional when i think about it. >> 11 months, two tries later it created nearly an indesproductable ball made from foam that doesn't need to be inflated. >> when did you know you had somet
considers media independent the environment in which reporters work, and transparency of government and private institutions that effect news gathering. this year, fin hand, the nether-land, and norway lead the list. but the u.s. regarded by many as the world's leading democracy, ranked 46th. one wrung above haiti. but questions the low rating for the u.s. >> i think overall, american journalists have very powerful protections, not the least of which is the everybody respect for rule of law in this country. the yep respect for free press. >> a lot of people look at the united states as a model. there needs sob some improvement regards the way they are able to do their jobs. >> now, here is an irony, president obama who was a constitutional lawyer, has doubled down on going after whistle blowers and the journalists who report their leaks. which was first issued by the bush administration is now being prosecuted by president obama attorney general errick holder. >> the so we know the government can access phone records, i'm wondering how that knowledge, that information is impacting e
into cyclicals as we go forward at a low inflationary environment with the fed struggling. sgr >> financials were getting a little bit of a bid. maybe it was a rotation out of the over valued names. want to go back to the main point as we head into the close close. the dow is off almost 250 points. >> bear in mind, 1848 for ages, for weeks and weeks we were trying to break through the new highs, 1848. stutter steps, we finally got there then 1850 would sas resis. finally yesterday we were decisively over that. you get these stutter steps up and back. it's not -- it hasn't been a straight line up but so far since the end of january, we've been doing pretty well. february was a great month. >> the market has been pretty much straight up for the last couple weeks after that big pullback earlier this year, and i think we may be in for some more jitters. i agree with my colleagues here that, you know, some of it has to do with the weekend and the news in the ukraine, but i think there's a lot of geopolitical uncertainty. 21 elections coming up. there may be some excuses for a little pullback. >> subpr
the environment and are seeking comfort in his book the police. will the situation that has allowed on our website and also the actions that also has a driving force in financing any meat and chicken dishes. so i present for five minutes remaining that region. weapons. and there's good news for the faithful and kindle the sport's governing bodies as it's a painful one and as a team that has become a jury in june. the thing is i'm afraid he's having a major headache for person of the soaring levels of crime is again xd muslims and this is the middle of the side the all stars has held talks on the huns oc some press reports now on a self styled christian patrol stressing to infinity and community tensions the time of the debate given that the coating that is in a patrol in town. but the hills that this small but neat only listen to toast the new tricycle great calling themselves the recent past have responded by holding what they tout christie and two thrones and this patrol comes complete with out a fake who fall through the delivery of the whole thing is almighty. he joins them that they take to t
that most of the paintings are on the environment and are seeking comfort dishes but the police. more analysis on the crisis in venezuela is what are some striking images from the recent bombing run is to become a website. also their international pressure was the only reason im wrong to have everything to ever speak of spiritual issues might be one of the key factors to rise dramatically reducing its atomic program plus covering the head for religious reasons by muslim women has caused much control the sea and some european countries. but if ss. there is no problem with doing it on a football pitch more one on the phone call. the rise in hate crimes against muslims is proving a major challenge for britain muslim patrols displays of islamic extremism in the daylight mother of a soldier in london of all field bomb and sentiment. now with rigid anti christian group is taking justice into his own hands. i got on the debate was given the voting rights is in a patrol in town the hills and small but neat only listen to chose a new tricycle great calling themselves the recent past have this
though it's clear that most of the paintings are on the environment and are seeking competitions but the police. the analysis the crisis in venezuela as well as some striking images from the recent violent rallies on my website. also their international pressure wasn't the only reason iran have everything covered too the tissues might be one of the key factors in law is dramatically reducing its atomic program. plus covering the head for religious reasons but muslim women has caused much controversy european countries. but if us as there is no problem with doing it on a football match on the market outcome. when yard has been investigating the controversial christian group that claims it wants to counter aggressive is on the fifth station. they do it by trying to dry out muslims by drinking and smoking outside one of britain's biggest mosques. surfers have the chance. i don't want to go to the bagel given that the film coating that is in a patrol in town. but the heels of a small but neat only listen to toast the new tricycle great calling themselves the recent past have responde
lived most of my life in this city, but being in this beautiful environment and that beautiful environment is different. it is not half bad. >> very politic. that's move on the big investment banks, from citigroup to jpmorgan, bracing for a slump in the first quarter that is not citigroup says that trading revenue will probably drop. the jpmorgan ceo, jamie dimon, said last week that revenue from fixed income is down 15%. putting this into perspective for us, joining us by phone, jason goldberg. jason, how much of this is priced in? >> we think a lot of it is. we think that we will see trading results coming out from citigroup and j.p. morgan. you see it every day in the marketplace in terms of volume. ,aybe lower than anticipated investors and risk mode for the last few weeks. >> you make a nice distinction this morning about the venezuela laws. volume, as youh mentioned? or is this about something that went wrong? >> alternately it tends to be a terms ofng quarter in trading. if you look at the linked quarter basis, we still think it will be up 25%, 35%. most banks are just c
environment confrontation between security forces and anti-government protesters. they're demanding the release of fellow students detained during two weeks of unrest. more marchs have been called for sunday. at least 18 people have been killed so far. and opposition leader has boycott peace talks called for by president nicolÁs maduro. he believes the crisis will get worse. >> i believe we need to create the conditions to create change. it requires being strong in the face of the government who has had problems of legitimacy from the start. even beyond those problems it has had problems in governing. you have economic problems that are going to start a political crisis. the political crisis in the face of the government that, let's say, covers its eyes that does not want to face problems or resolve problems. it will reach such propulsion that they will tell maduro that you must either fix the problem or go. >> roadblocks in several venezuelan cities. they have been central in the scene of fierce battles between protesters and security forces. we travel to valencia where protesters
and a challenging and changing strategic environment requires us to prioritise and make difficult choices. some of those choices we must make now. >> despite the many problems and the cost overruns, the military has no plans to scrap the s35, arguing current fighter jets are obsolete and china and russia are developing fighters that will outfly and outrun. the question is whether the pentagon can make good on a jet that can tackle all jets in all positions. >> brazil is working overtime to get ready for the start of the 2014 world cup tournament in june. to mark the 100 day count town organizers lit up the stadium and monument in the colours of the flag. brazilians found the numbers hosting the tournament fell to a low. many criticise it as at an all-time low. >> having this lit up almost every day is important. it's beautiful. for people from rio de janeiro, the world cup is more important. >> brazil should be the winner. we deserve the victory after all our struggles. >> let's get the rest of the sport. >>> ukraine's friendly match with the united states will go ahead on wednesday, having cha
to foster job growth and promote a greener and cleaner environment for the next generation. the p.t.c., production tax credit, also creates jobs. in my district, the capital region of new york state, we are host to g.e.'s global research center and wind turbines service septre. in 2012 alone, g.e.'s wind division produced some 1,722 megawatts of power and provided a local capital investment of some $3.2 billion. if we are serious about helping the private sector create quality jobs that will put purchasing power back in the hands of the middle class, we must support wind power as one part of our overall energy policy and strategy. madam speaker, today i renew my support for wind power and the almost 2,000 jobs this clean energy source generates in my home state of new york. a number that is growing by the day, and a group whose work every day is helping to grow our economy, clean the air we breathe, and the water we drink, and make us truly energy independent. with that i thank you, madam speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair reco
you, mr. speaker. i rise today as a member of the sustainable energy and environment coalition to talk about a significant issue for massachusetts and our nation. the wind production tax credit. in the past two years, clean energy jobs in massachusetts have grown by 24%, and are projected to grow another 11% in 2014. thanks to the wind industry, the commonwealth has seen an influx of over 200 -- $200 million in capital investment and is home to nine wind-related manufacturing facilities. massachusetts is also home to the wind technology testing center, which at the time of its opening, was the first facility in the country capable of testing large-scale wind turbine blades up to 300 feet in length. this testing center has created high-skilled jobs and has helped spur the development of next generation blades made here in the united states. we must act now to make sure that these innovative american businesses continue to create new manufacturing opportunities here in the united states. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting an extension of the wind production tax credit. thank y
a security environment that stops these kind of horrific crimes. and crimes against humanity. we look at this across the world, you see it in syria, i see it in other parts of the world, this inhumanity to man has got to stop. and i think the only way to at least begin that is to have a dialogue. even if you don't agree coming to the table with the issue are and what the goals need to be. >> ambassador sanders, it's always good to have you on the program thanks for sharing your insight on this store. >> i thank you. >>> up next, after the revolution, the fight for the future of ukraine as that country struggles to form a new government. a former u.s. ambassador joins us live. >>> plus, blood gold, the precious metal that reportedly comes from car zones in africa. billions in bullion at stake. ♪ what is this place? where are we? this is where we bring together the fastest internet and the best in entertainment. we call it the x1 entertainment operating system. it looks like the future! we must have encountered a temporal vortex. further analytics are necessary. beam us up. ♪ that's
environment with controlled education get there is a wonderful wolved world out there in america. it turned into a question and answer period and there were students asking questions, most of them dealing with agriculture and i was answering them through ed, the interpreter and at a certain point it became too rapid fire and he took it over and took over the conversation. i remember one big-faced kids who said who sets the markets of -- markets for agriculture products? what would be the price for beans, rice, corn, otes and wheats. i answered him that the market sets the prices. how does the market set the prices? there's a buy whore makes the offer, there's a sell whore decides whether or not to take it. if the seller says no, the buyer might decide to raise his price until they get to a place where they agree. that was an amazing concept that it looked like they'd never heard that before. no one sets the prices? how can it be that no one sets the prices? and second thing, how many times -- how often does the price change? it can change hundreds of times a day. it changes every transactio
policy, environment, economics, all that goes beyond the front tears of nations of europe. that has to be done on the european level. we are doing that. >> give me a concrete example of something you're proud of, that the european parliament has done in the last five years? >> security, assistance in times of crisis, energy policy and security of gas deliveries, that's what we do. >> how has that worked better on a european level than it would with your country, poland saying, right, this is where we'll get our energy. >> if you put together your reserves, if you negotiate together and bargain on behalf of the bigger group of countries, you're much stronger, you get better prices, better conditions. >> let me ask you a question. you mentioned foreign policy there. you just got back from ukraine. that's our top story here on bbc world today, the crisis in ukraine. first of all, a european parliamentary delegation going to kiev, what can you hope to achieve? you don't have particular weight in terms of foreign policy. it was the foreign ministers last week who were on the ground doing
with the veterans' bill. that's the simple truth. what i hope very much is in this extremely partisan environment the fact that we have a congress that is virtually dysfunctional. i would hope that on this issue of supporting those people who sacrifice so much for their country, supporting their families that we could for this moment, at least, rise above this absurd level of partisanship. and i hope that we will. i hope we can get some republican support for the bill. >> one final question, senator. assuming the iran sanctions part is stripped out and not part of the bill, there are some oh who are worried about the cost of these expanded benefits for u.s. military veterans, health benefits, education benefits, social service benefits, all sorts of other benefits. and they say the country can't afford that right now. to which your reply is? >> if you can't afford to take care of your veterans, don't go to war. these people are bearing the brunt of what war is about. we have a moral obligation to support them. >> simple answer to the point. senator, thanks very much for coming in. you'll keep us
was nowhere around, nowhere near her and it was a very protected environment. this is very far from what a town hall in new hampshire, iowa, or any of the early primary states look like and, frankly, i was struck sitting there by how much measured, how cautious she was and the fact that she doesn't connect with young people nearly to the same level that her husband did or that barack obama does. they would have had that room vibrating. i found it quite inspirational. >> interesting to hear that. and that may play into what we're going to hear from glenn rush. you wrote an article that went off in "politico" overnight, a really, really interesting profile of joe biden. he sat down with him, interviewed him on an amtrack train. and you heard about this retreat that was attended by all sorts of joe biden insiders. and they went to this retreat and the people with joe biden came out saying this. you wrote this. the others at the biden retreat came away feeling that clinton would ultimately decide not to run. but insiders telling you they believe biden -- that hillary clinton would decide not
wage, unemployment benefits and the environment. so the do nothing congress held a hearing yesterday entitled enforcing the president's constitutional duty to faithfully execute the law. the intent was clear, attack the president. and it was held in the judiciary committee which has your diction over immigration. here was lots of discussion. this is where the president has power to temporarily suspend the deportation of people who came here to the u.s. as children. apparently when the president stood just over there last month and delivered his state of the union address saying he would use his pen and phone to take executive action where the congress was taking no action, well, they didn't go over well for this do nothing cock. look, i know it's easy for republicans to blame obama and why they can't do reform this year. but you have to keep it connected to reality. you put your principles for immigration reform on the table. you call them standards, and there was some things i liked and some things i didn't. but what i said was, good, thank you, it's a nice start. let's sit down and
environment. >> the idea zero return goes to charles plosser. do we have challenges in investment? do low interest rates distort american finance? i think there are a lot of people that complain. is worried that we distort various price signals. >> you worry about chronic low interest rates. >> how long will it take before the pressures of that begin to show up and financial stability and capital going where does not need to go. the more central banks around the world and the fed try to distort the signals, the distortions build up over time. >> capital going places, being turned around quickly. not much sign of the traditional money velocity. there is a ratio of how much money is in the system. that has more to do with other things. i do not think that is driving the search for yield that we see. bank loans have fallen. they are up a little bit. are there optimistic signs that things have turned or are starting to turn? economy is in better shape than it has been in a couple of years. man i have never been one to protect that we're going to see four percent or five percent growth out of
by the biological parents. i don't have a problem with that. if all you are donating is the healthy environment in which the traits that belong to two biological parents are to grow, that seems okay to me. stuart: it will be taking a bit further, won't it? you are getting designer babies. >> now allow anonymous and oregon donation. it deprives the offspring of knowing their biological parents. will not even consider this. donate or over him. so is a kid doesn't know who the dad or mom is. what o you need to know that for? it is the key to who you are spiritually, medically. stuart: i am with you all the way. i'm not sure i see a way of banning it and stopping it when it gets to that kind of situation. how do you stop that? i'm going to touch on one of your favorite subjects. social media apps. you are not a fan of social media, but in this case social media is organizing tyrus. surely you are relaxed an and to some aspects of facebook are terrific, won't you? >> no, i won't. if you can't bear to get on the phone or pass a handwritten note to get it done, is this even a real call? literally you
lifestyle. up couch environment was set for one-size-fits-all. it was affordable. in the world that rich is describing, it is increasingly less affordable for that 21-year-old to 30 five-year-old. >> walter, you covered telecom and media. what does the deal between dish and disney mean for google, apple, amazon? it >> these guys have to wonder about their long-term business plans in general. look at what the telecom companies are doing in terms of pocketing wireless usage. we had all of this debate from last week or two weeks ago, when comcast and netflix came to terms. if you are google and you want people to watch youtube or are thinking about a television type service. you are at a disadvantage, you do not control that. if i am verizon, as an example, i can extend my product to wireless. or these other guys will be at a disadvantage if they try to sell over the top. >> you have known these guys forever. i want you to ask the questions that you want to ask rich and walter right now. what matters to you when you look at the analysis on these companies? byfor me i am fascinated where wal
a problem for kids living in some of the world's harsher environments. that is, until now. >> i was watching a news story, heartbreaking news story about the polite of children in war decency and refugee camps. it was explaining that the simplest and most effective therapy to bring them back to humanity was just a play, simple, unstructured play. >> that was all the inspiration tim needed. he knew there were programs sending soccer balls to developing and third world communities, but he also knew that those soccer balls didn't last very long in the harsh playing fields often found in those communities. he imagined a solution. >> to make a ball for these children that would never go flat so they could play and get that per pi. >> he is a a a lyricist by trade. 11 months and two tries later, the one world football project created a nearly indestructible ball made from unique cross ling cell foam that doesn't need to be inflated. >> when done you had something that could work? >> the very first thing they said was a total failure. when i took it out of the box, i threw it on the ground and it b
explained to them was i had issues, too, when i was their age. i just had an environment that was a little more forgiving so when i screwed up, the consequences weren't as high as when kids on the south side screw up. >> valerie jarrett is the president's senior adviser. >> in a brief interaction, he transformed many of their lives and touched their hearts as they did him. and so just imagine if we can do that all around the country. >> reporter: this afternoon, the b.a.m. teens are at the white house for the announcement of the my brother's keeper initiative. they'll donate at least $200 million over five years to programs like b.a.m. nationwide. >> sdwhwhat does becoming a man mean? >> it means it's time to grow up, leave all childish things aside. >> becoming a man means become a man basically. you know, stop being childish. persevere. >> same thing what these two said. take responsibility and deal with your things. deal with your actions and whatever outcome is you have to accept it. >> an outcome hopefully of change for a troubled generation. for a troubled generation. let's hope the
to 500. we don't have the same touch or nurturing environment. we'll get back and improve the outcomes. >> i want to take the moment to remind the viewers that morehouse targets the nurterring of young african american men. you and i know that there are class lines. asian students led with 81% graduation followed by white 80%, lat eachios 68 and blacks 62% - graduating high school, how do you think the president's initiative will narrow the gap. >> i want to absentuate that a bit. it starts with low reading lels. it's worse far african american males. 86% read below reading levels. it's no surprise that one in three go to prison. there's a cradle to prison pipeline. what we are trying to do is caning that, shift it from a cradle to prison so cradle to power pipeline. morehouse will have a lot to do with that. what the president announced is significant. it's a tie with the philanthropic community. that's where you saw the 200 million injected into this scenario. and that is - there'll be a lot more. also, the federal government will take part in ensuring best practices there are proils
and it improves the environment. so we can and do disagree in this congress on the causes of climate change and the best fuel mix to meet america's energy demands, but we can all agree that less is more. whatever your fuel source, if you use less you save money, and that's good for all of us concerned. we can also agree that creating demand for american-made energy efficient products will also create good jobs, and energy efficiency, cheapest fuel, requires, as i said, labor and manufactured goods that are made in america. and we can also all agree that cutting the energy bills of homeowners, businesses and the federal government and therefore the taxpayer is a very good thing. . mr. speaker, the vermont that a i represent has long been a leader in energy efficiency. my home state was the first to set up what was called an energy efficiency utility. that utility, efficiency vermont, has done outstanding work for the past 20 years. basically what it acknowledges and understands is that a kilowatt saved is a cost avoided. last year alone efficiency vermont's work yieldled -- yielded a lifetim
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